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Fleur-de-Luce

A corruption of Fleur-de-Lis. (See Flag .) In Italian the white iris is called fiordilisa. Made thus.

“They may give the dozen white luces in their coat.” —Shakespeare: Merry Wives, i. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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